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Genital problems in competitive women cyclists

competitive cyclistA few months back I wrote about bike saddles and male genital problems. NIOSH gave advice on no-nose bike saddles. Today I found some articles on problems in women as well:

Decreased Genital Sensation In Competitive Women Cyclists
(Armen Hareyan on Nov 26th, 2006):

“Women who participated in prolonged, frequent bicycling had decreased genital sensation and were more likely to have a history of genital pain than women runners, researchers in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine and The Albert Einstein College of Medicine report in the current issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Earlier blog entries on new occupational health risks

December 22, 2008:
1-Bromopropane, unrecognized occupational health risk?

Case reports demonstrating neurotoxic, reproductive, development and other health effects in workers who use or make 1-BP indicate that the brominated solvent may represent an unrecognized occupational health risk.

April 10,  2008
Popcorn disease
In 2006 NCOD published an alert on buttering flavoring and bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare lung diseases (“Boteraroma en de popcornwerkers long” (Dutch)), the so called popcorn workers disease, possible caused by exposure to diacetyl. Recently two interesting new publications shed more light on this occupational disease…

March 9,  2008
PIN: a new occupational disease?

Recent reports from the USA suggest the development of a new occupational disease among swine slaughterhouse workers, called Progressive Inflammatory Neuropathy (PIN). On October 29, 2007, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) was notified by a tertiary-care provider of unexplained neurologic illnesses among workers in a swine slaughterhouse (plant A) in southeast Minnesota.

Filed under: lung, neurological diseases,

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